Baby Blackbird's Flying Lesson

2nd in the 'Watch Out! 2000' competition

The temperature is taken
The wind is measured twice
I begged them for a parachute
But they just gave advice

My father said to flap my wings
My mother said to glide
My granny said to find a cloud
And try and hitch a ride

They pushed me off the tallest tree
My wings refused to flap
No cloud to ride, I cannot glide
I land in Granny’s lap

I am a baby blackbird
Whose face is awfully red
I want to glide and loop de loop
But I just crash instead!!


25 was established in 1997, and since then we have successfully completed numerous short story and poetry competitions and publications.
We receive an overwhelming positive feedback each year from the teachers, parents and students who have involvement in these competitions and publications, and we will continue to strive to attain this level of excellence with each competition we hold.


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